Microsoft and 2K announced this week that NBA 2K21, the NBA’s latest annual game installment, is coming to Xbox Game Pass soon. It will be available on March 4 for Xbox Game Pass members on consoles, as well as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play through cloud games, although it was not mentioned that the offer will be extended to the PC version. from Xbox Game Pass.
NBA 2K21 on Xbox Game Pass will come with all modes included and no restrictions, so it will be fully available to anyone who has a subscription to play if they just want to give it a try. The announcement of the addition of Xbox Game Pass touted some of the game’s features, such as the MyTeam mode and its included Seasons and Heroes challenges that will guide players through iconic moments in NBA history.
— Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) March 3, 2021
“The MyTeam mode is always evolving, whether it’s through new cards that change the meta or new content that brings exciting rewards, a ‘preview of the MyTeam mode reading. “Xbox Game Pass members who join MyTeam today will find that Season 5 – Age of Heroes is underway, where their team of superstars from either the modern age or the golden age of the NBA awaits them. Assemble your squad and unleash your powers. “
The addition of NBA 2K21 comes notoriously at a time when Xbox Game Pass just received another of the sports staples that are released every year. Following an announcement in early February, Madden NFL 21 is now available on select versions of Xbox Game Pass thanks to Microsoft’s partnership with Electronic Arts. Madden NFL 21 has been added to EA Play, a subscription that is included in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass PC versions of Xbox Game Pass. That means if you have any of those, you can now play the game at no additional cost, although unlike NBA 2K21, it is not available on the base Xbox Game Pass console membership.
Through the same deal that select Xbox Game Pass members got Madden NFL 21, they’ll also get a relatively new Star Wars game for those interested. NBA 2K21 will be added to the Xbox Game Pass service starting March 4.